University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Fighting For Restaurant Workers"
Date Apr 15, 2021
Author Jason Harrow
External Link https://gerstein-harrow.com/blog/fighting-for-restaurant-workers
Abstract Most people think the minimum wage in America is $7.25 per hour. But it turns out even that low wage has a loophole: tipped workers, like servers and bartenders at most restaurants, can be paid something called the “subminimum wage,” which can be as low as $2.13 per hour, depending on the state. Tips are supposed to make up the difference between the two, but our friends at One Fair Wage have long argued that relying on tips for such a huge part of workers’ take-home pay leads to sexual harassment and racial discrimination. One Fair Wage has been making this case compelling to the public, but today, Gerstein Harrow LLP filed a legal complaint on behalf of One Fair Wage against the largest restaurant company in America to take the fight against discriminatory wage and tipping practices to court.

Source Gerstein Harrow LLP


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